Thai PM Holds Sudden Talks with Than Shwe

Thai PM Holds Sudden Talks with Than Shwe - The Irrawaddy, August 2, 2006
Thailand's caretaker Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra led a delegation to Naypyidaw for talks with junta leader Snr-Gen Than Shwe and other undisclosed junta officials on Wednesday...

Burma visit fuels rumours - The Nation, August 3, 2006
...The visit also came on the same day US President George W Bush signed legislation renewing economic sanctions on Burma to signal his "serious concern" about the military regime there, the White House said in a statement...
However, a source at Government House said Thaksin may have gone to Burma to join the race with China and India for exclusive rights to Burma's north-western natural gas reserves...

[And, as usual, a blander article from the Post...]
Hidden agenda seen in PM's 1-day Burma trip - Bangkok Post, August 3, 2006

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